Lisa Berterer reached the podium for the first time in her third middle distance competition. At IRONMAN 70.3 Los Cabos, Perterer was in second place from the first few meters and managed to hold his position until the end.
The fastest swimmer was Sarah Perez Sala, who completed the 1.9 km swim in 26:02 minutes. Lisa Berterer came out of the sea just 1:29 minutes ahead of Sala. With a quick change, she overtook the American Alexander and chased after Sarah. After 20 kilometers, Sala’s lead was just 17 seconds, but Paula Findlay of Canada was getting closer and closer from behind. After 40 kilometers it was Findlay who took the wheel and took the lead. Behind Findlay, Berterer returned to second place. While Findlay was able to extend the lead to more than three minutes, Berterer pulled Sala into the second transition zone and started the race with a seven-second advantage over Sala.
However, the short distance specialist from Carinthia showed her superiority on the track and ran the fastest 10 km in the entire field. Only then might she have gotten nervous and had to slow down a bit.
Berterer took second place, 3:55 minutes behind Paula Findlay, while Sarah Perez Sala took third place, 11 minutes behind Findlay.
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